Sen. Dan Hall: Minneapolis ruined by integration [VIDEO]
One gets the sense that the late Alabama governor and presidential candidate George Wallace might have appreciated Burnsville Sen. Dan Hall's rant about integration on the Senate floor this week.
"I watched Minneapolis get destroyed, so I not only didn't want my kids in the school system," he said during debate on defunding integration programs in the state's urban school districts. "I took them out of Minneapolis because they ruined our neighborhoods with integration and segregation. I was appalled and took my eight kids out."
Hall, who says he graduated from high school in Minneapolis with a sixth-grade reading ability, then went on to tell his colleagues that his best friends are "minority," and they don't like integration either. He wants to "treat everyone equally and with respect. Right down the line I teach my kids. I teach them every day we treat everyone with respect."
Just as long as everyone stays in their own neighborhoods, one imagines.
Hat tip:Minnesota Independependent
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